Originally built in 1861, as a base for collecting rents from local tenanted estates, the building later became the Bear and Ragged Staff. It has evolved over the years from a basic inn to become one of Worcestershire's finest pub restaurants.
Gary Whitby and Lynda Williams purchased the Bear in 1997 and have renovated and extended the property whilst continuing to work hands-on in the business. "Our philosophy is to provide top quality, fresh food in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, whether you are booking for a special celebratory meal, or popping in for your tea on the way home from work."
There is a wide choice available on the restaurant menu, skilfully prepared by our Head Chef, Josh Harris and his hard working team. We use fresh produce, much of which is sourced locally, and some grown in our own garden. With almost all the food being prepared on the premises, we can accommodate most dietary needs (including vegans) and food intolerances. Note we use French Flour in our baking which suits some who have gluten intolerance to British flour.
Private parties are also catered for - birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, funerals, corporate and club events. And especially weddings for which we have built a fine reputation. Note too, the Bear and Ragged Staff also has good disabled access and facilities. Smoking is not permitted inside the Bear and Ragged Staff. See when we are open, or the menus...
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